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Vaccinium ovalifolium

Oval Leaf Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovalifolium

Oval Leaf Huckleberry

Photo credit: WalterSiegmund

Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry

Photo credit: Gordon Leppig and Andrea J. Pickart

Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Huckleberry

Photo credit: Leslie Seaton

Ribes cereum v. cereum

Wax Currant

Photo credit: StanShebs

Ribes cereum v. cereum

Wax Currant

Photo credit: Antonyjauregui

Ribes divaricatum

Black Gooseberry

Ribes divaricatum

Black Gooseberry

Photo credit: Zualio

NW Native Plant Journal, May 2016

Read online, download, print a copy for your bookshelf or to share with your neighbor.

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Topics in this issue:

--Expanding horizons: Unexplored species

--Fleur de lis: Wild Iris of the Pacific Northwest

--Philadelphia lewisii: Mock Orange, Syringa, Gordonís Mockorange, Indian Arrowwood, Wild Mockorange

And the usual articles about garden chores, the wildlife corner, and my thoughts on gardening.



Native Plant Picture Library

Did you know there are over 26,000 photos of northwest native plants in our graphics library that you may use at no charge?

How do we do that? Simple, Thanks to a non-profit organization, Creative Commons, there are now licenses that a human can read and understand allowing anyone with photos of a number of topics that may be used by anyone for any purpose for free as long you give credit to the photographer. Also, if you "remix, transform or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original." Below is one of the licenses, this is the one we use. All the details can be seen at

Our website,, and the online magazine are both created by me. Photos you see on these two publications are either from our in-house photo library or are used with permission of the owner. I do not identify photographers from our library, but do give credit to the owners of outside pictures.

So--if you see a picture you'd like to use, take a copy. On the species pages, I've shown thumbnails for our library photos so you can download higher resolutions.

I like to enter whatever description is needed and then add the creditation. When you use any of our pictures, add: "Photo credit: The Wild Garden,"

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Good stuff to know (Our most often- asked questions)

No, we are not a nursery Originally our website was all about a native plant nursery, Wallace W Hansen Northwest Native Plants. But in 2011, all that changed when the nursery closed its doors for good. We felt it was imperative to preserve the vast amount of native plant information, so the website morphed from a commercial entity into what you see today: an ever-expanding non-profit repository of information about plants native to the Pacific Northwest. We donít have plants, we donít sell anything, we do share everything we know about native plants.

If you have questions about native plants, if thereís a plant you want help identifying, if you have thoughts or photos youíd like to share, hereís how to contact us:




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Notice: Photos on this website, unless otherwise indicated, were taken by me (Jennifer Rehm), by the former nursery's staff photographer, JoAnn Onstott, are licensed via the Creative Commons Share-and-Share Alike, or have been released into the public domain and are free for anyone to use.


(How I met the garden's master)

Once upon an autumn weekend (I think it was around 1995), a fellow gardener and I planned to visit a nursery close to Salem, Oregon. I'd found a small ad in the local newspaper's classifieds offering native plants for sale. The idea of including natives in our gardens was novel and intriguing. I was sparsely acquainted with this genre,

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